Skip to comments.Parents say "enough" as child parties go wild
Posted on 01/17/2007 4:20:52 PM PST by Ptarmigan
NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters Life!) - Heard the one about a group of seven-year-olds picked up in stretch limousines to transport them to a friend's birthday party?
Or New York's designer candy store, Dylan's Candy Bar, that charges $1,200 for a 90-minute party for 20 preschoolers?
Or the sleepover party at New York's upmarket FAO Schwarz toy store on ritzy Fifth Avenue where a store spokeswoman said prices start from $25,000?
I see nothing wrong with it. I just can't wait to see what happens when these little spoiled brats get to the real world.
Really? When I was a kid, my parents flew me to New York once each week for my own private sleep over at FAO Schwarz's. It was lots of fun, and I think I'm a better person because of it.
Just raising the next generation of pricks, thats all.
Now that just plain damm nuts
but...but...but...I thought the economy is in horrible shape because of Bush and we are all a paycheck away from homelessness.
It's already happening around here. They will live the script, fail, and become our problem when it all collapses and their widow-fleecing, paper shuffling no-real-skills careers evaporate, leaving them their $4000/month mortgages and leased SUV's, and not a clue about how to survive.
They will walk away, find another script, we'll all pay higher interest rates and taxes to cover their defaults, and they will move on and on.
Because They Are Special.
A gracious few will suicide. The rest will be discarded by their mates on their fortieth birthday.
I assume that the poor kids have to settle for sleepovers at Toys R' Us.
As kids my brothers, sisters and I felt like we were treated like royalty for the day - no chores on our birthday, AND we got to say what we'd have for dinner! We loved it.
Are these the children of the porn-rich?
I detect a bit of class envy here. Talk about stereotypes.
to do less would be abusing the "children"
It ain't the kids that are messed up -- it's the parents that are messed up.
Kids can have fun with a home-made cake around a formica kitchen table and a few games like pin the tail on the donkey and bobbling for apples. They. Don't. Care. Not about things like stretch limos and F.A.O. Schwartz.
It's the parents that are behaving badly -- using their kids as the trigger a weird modern form of potlatch. The parents need to be spanked and sent to bed without supper.
Thankfully, 75% of my kids have their birthday in June, so it's the the traditional pool party, cake and ice cream. I'm sure kids have just as much fun at my kids parties, maybe even more, than these rich kids parties.
Dads who hang out gett all the beer they care to drink, btw, and moms get my world famous high speed mudlsides.
Geez, hildy, break your funny bone again? You must be HELL to live with.
The economy is in the dumper, and the evil rich people wasting this money is why I plan to introduce Senate legislation banning these wasteful practices, and
confiscating transferring the cash to Democrat government coffers instead. It is time we taxed the rich more, if they can waste this much money on their children, instead of donating it to The Village that should be raising them.
I expect Speaker Pelosi to join me in this effort by introducing similar legislation in the House.
Oh, and it IS Bush's fault!
Maybe it is one of those "more for the parent then the kid" things like designer baby clothes.
IMHO, everybody is just reacting to the sheer idiocy of this sappy not news article. If it is true, and with Reuters it is always a big IF, then I would say that the comments are pretty rational.
I'm from a large, poor family. Lots of kids, so nobody had a birthday. How envious we were of neighborhood kids who had cakes and balloons and presents. Thus, our collective resolve was born. We all worked hard, became successful, got seriously upwardly mobile, and now...we don't want the birthdays!! God is a very funny guy!
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